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Martinů - Violin Concertos & Bartók - Sonata for Solo Violin

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2457 SACD
Release date2020-11-06
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time74:40

On the present disc, Frank Peter Zimmermann, one of today’s most highly regarded violinists, performs works by two Central European composers that also exemplify various currents in classical music during the period 1920-1950. Although it only received its first performance in 1973, Bohuslav Martinů’s Violin Concerto No. 1 had been composed 40 years earlier in the neo-classical idiom championed by Stravinsky. In contrast, the composer’s Second Violin Concerto (1943) is written in a more lyrical vein, partly to suit the playing style of Mischa Elman, the violinist who commissioned it. In both works Zimmermann is partnered by Bamberger Symphoniker under the orchestra’s chief conductor Jakub Hrůša, one of the leading Martinů conductors of today.

The disc closes with a central work in the twentieth-century literature for solo violin, Béla Bartók’s Sonata for Solo Violin. Composed in 1944, only a year before Bartók’s death, it is a deeply personal statement which fuses the overall layout of Bach’s solo violin sonatas with Hungarian folk tradition with results that are as fascinating to the listener as they are challenging to the performer.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Martinu (Martinů), Bohuslav
  Violin Concerto No. 2, H. 293 27:00
01 I. Andante - Poco allegro 11:45 $ 2.82 USD
02 II. Andante moderato 07:09 $ 1.72 USD
03 III. Poco allegro 08:06 $ 1.94 USD
  Violin Concerto No. 1, H. 226 22:56
04 I. Allegro moderato 09:42 $ 2.33 USD
05 II. Andante 05:22 $ 1.29 USD
06 III. Allegretto 07:52 $ 1.89 USD
  Composer: Bartók, Béla
  Sonata for Solo Violin, Sz. 117 24:40
07 I. Tempo di ciaccona 08:59 $ 2.16 USD
08 II. Fuga. Risoluto, non troppo vivo 04:16 $ 1.02 USD
09 III. Melodia. Adagio 06:25 $ 1.54 USD
10 IV. Presto 05:00 $ 1.20 USD
  Album total 74:40
ComposerBartók, Béla
Martinu (Martinů), Bohuslav
ViolinZimmermann, Frank Peter
OrchestraBamberger Symphoniker
ConductorHrůša, Jakub

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